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'''Ronald''' ()#J1|Jones (1986) p. 427. is a masculine given name derived from the Scottish Gaelic ''Raghnall''.#H2|Hanks; Hardcastle; Hodges (2006) p. 234; #H1|Hanks; Hodges (2003) § Ronald. In some cases ''Ronald'' is an Anglicised form of the Old Norse ''Rögnvaldr''#H2|Hanks; Hardcastle; Hodges 2006 p. 407; #H1|Hanks; Hodges (2003) § Raghnall. The latter name is composed of the Old Norse elements ''regin'' ("advice", "decision") and ''valdr'' ("ruler").#H2|Hanks; Hardcastle; Hodges (2006) pp. 234, 407; #H1|Hanks; Hodges (2003) §§ Raghnall, Ragnvald. ''Ronald'' was originally used in England and Scotland, where Scandinavian influences were once substantial, although now the name is common throughout the English-speaking world, as well as France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the...
Pronunciation{{IPAc-en|ˈ|r|ɒ|n|l|d}}
GenderMasculine
LanguageEnglish language|English, Scots language|Scots, French language|French, German language|German, Dutch language|Dutch, Swedish language|Swedish, Hungarian language|Hungarian
LanguageoriginOld Norse, Scottish Gaelic
OriginRögnvaldr, Raghnall
Derivation''regin'' + ''valdr''
Meaning"advice", "decision" + "ruler"
PetnameRoni and Ronnie (given name)|Ronnie
ShortformRon
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